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It Could Be Me

This past week I was involved in a conversation where I was told the music we sing at church is not worshipful. And like all conversations I really try to walk away from them and ask the Lord WHAT He is wanting me to learn from conversations like these. It also has caused me to take a fresh look at the WORSHIP SONGS we sing at GRANITE because everything we do it is intended to bring glory to God. So first what did I learn from the conversation? Our team must always, always, always, share WHY we do WHAT we do CONSTANTLY, because vision leaks and there are always new people who need to be brought up to speed. We must stop thinking that something said once is enough, IT ISN'T, especially when it concerns our worship services. We must CONSTANTLY be reinforcing the vision. So that is one of the things I walked away with as a leader, so what about the songs we use during our worship services? Well there is a difference between the songs we use to build bridges and the songs we us

GREAT EXPECTATIONS #2

So time to get back on track! So if it's true and I believe it is that God will grow GRANITE to the expectation level we have, let me ask you WHAT ARE YOU EXPECTING? Is what you are expecting so HUGE that is demands that God show up? Or is what you're are dreaming... SAFE BORING MORE OF THE SAME Or is what you're dreaming SCARY INSPIRATIONAL NUTS For years people use to ask me why we had so much "staff" (mostly volunteer HHL's) like we do today. The answer always was and is, I believe we should staff ourselves for where we're going, not for where we are, so with your present team are you... IN A POSITION TO DOUBLE YOUR MINISTRY SIZE IN A POSITION TO UNLEASH ANOTHER CAMPUS IN A POSITION TO WALK AWAY WITHOUT YOUR MINISTRY MISSING A BEAT Let's Remember our ministry will not outgrow our vision. Our leadership structure will not outgrow our vision, our impact will not outgrow our vision. We are where we want to be, the question is, WHERE DO YOU WANT T

Pastor I Love You BUT...

Oh how I love conversations that start out like that because they always go down a road I don't like traveling. However I am not the only one that gets the Ole I love you BUT...Jesus Himself got that during His earthly ministry and He still gets it today Now trust me in NO WAY am I putting myself or any pastor on the same level as Jesus THAT WOULD JUST BE PLAIN STUPID, I think you would agree! I am however saying these conversations aren't new. Jesus I love you, BUT I don't have time to serve you Jesus I love you, BUT I can't trust you with my money Jesus I love you, BUT I think I can handle this one on my own Jesus I love you, BUT I sharing you is asking for a little too much Jesus I love you, BUT Sunday is my day not Your day Jesus I love you, BUT______________________________ It's nothing new even when Pilot said I find no fault in Him, the crowd cried back "we will not have this man rule over us". From the world to the "church" the conv

GREAT EXPECTATION

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Question - The DREAM YOUR DREAMING right now, that vision that you have in your heart right now, HOW BIG IS IT? Is it manageable? Is it attainable? Is it SAFE? Team we are called to GO BIG or GO HOME when its comes to the DREAM OF JESUS, so we need to begin asking ourselves some questions. So My question is, HOW BIG IS IT, the dream , thats in your heart for what God has called you too. When you think about it, is it... making your heart race a little faster getting your pulse pumping and popping taking your breathe away keeping you up at night forcing you on your knees before FATHER WORTH GIVING YOUR LIFE TOO WORTH ASKING OTHERS TO GIVE THEIR LIVES TOO Our church, your ministry, is doing exactly what you EXPECT IT TO BE DOING. So do you... Need to REFOCUS Need to FEFUEL Need to RELAUNCH Need to RETHINK Need to REDO Need to RETRAIN Need to RECAST Need to REEVALUATE Team GRANITE UNITED its time to put this baby into another gear. So consider the questions, because HERE WE GO A

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